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Devaiah Bopanna

Based in Mumbai

Devaiah Bopanna is an engineer turned writer, hailing from Bangalore and currently residing in Mumbai. He began his career in advertising as a copywriter at Ogilvy in 2008 and was awarded the runner-up prize for the V Mahesh Creative Of the Year in 2009.

He worked in advertising for 7 years before joining All India Bakchod (AIB) in 2015 as one of their first writing hires. At AIB, he headed a team of 10 writers, wrote, directed and supervised content, and was in charge of the overall creative output of the AIB YouTube channel. During his tenure at AIB, Devaiah also wrote for the first season of On Air With AIB, a topical weekly news comedy show broadcasted on Hotstar, Star Plus and Star World.

In his free time, he writes satire and opinion pieces for various publications such as Firstpost, ThePrint, Arre, Buzzfeed and The Hindu BusinessLine. Recently, Devaiah led the creative team on IPL campaigns for companies like cred, Disney+ Hotstar and smallcase. He also produced a documentary film called 'Borderlands', which premiered at the prestigious Dok fest Munchen and was nominated in the Work In Progress section at Cannes.

Currently, he passionate towards consulting and investing in early stage web3 and web2 start-ups.

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